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Following the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol last week, Donald Trump has officially been impeached by the House Of Representatives again.
Now, the case is being handed over to the Senate who will determine whether or not Trump will be convicted and removed from office.
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On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will officially leave office as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President Of The United States. Even though the inauguration is happening in just one week, this hasn’t stopped lawmakers from impeaching Trump for the second time.
Trump was first impeached by the House Of Representatives back in 2019. Trump was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Why? Well, he allegedly attempted to coerce Ukrainian officials to interfere with the election against Joe Biden. However, Trump continuously denied these charges. In the end, Republicans in the Senate, who hold the majority, acquitted Trump from the charges.
Then, last Wednesday, things really changed. During the Pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers began drafting impeachment documents for the president’s involvement in the events. As well, Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter.
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This week, Trump was charged with one article of impeachment for inciting an insurrection stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. After a brief debate on Wednesday, the House voted 232-197 in favor of impeachment.
The moment Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi officially confirmed Donald Trump’s second impeachment
Latest: https://t.co/zoIQCuMaLy pic.twitter.com/U4e0liuhqI
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 13, 2021
It’s unclear when the Senate trial will begin. According to CNN, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated senators will likely not return until the last date of Trump’s term on Jan. 19. The impeachment could take days or even weeks in the Senate and will likely happen after Biden’s inauguration.
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This “late impeachment” trial for Donald Trump means quite a few things. If the Senate does convict Trump, he could be barred from holding office again. This would squash his apparent plans to run for President in 2024. Additionally, he could also lose his six-figure pension and other post-presidential perks.
Naturally, the news has sparked a lot of reactions online. grandson, Anti-Flag‘s Justin Sane and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill have all shared their thoughts on social media.
When one impeachment won’t suffice,
Damn his new crimes- impeach him twice!#DarnOldDonald pic.twitter.com/LVDfyAopai
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 13, 2021
trump: worse than we even predicted #ImpeachedTwice
— Spose (@spizzyspose) January 13, 2021
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197 republicans voted against impeachment.
On the grounds of “unity”.
ONE WEEK after they retweet the President calling for a revolt on the capital that left 5 people dead.
They find new lows each time.
— grandson (@grandson) January 13, 2021
Fuck Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/DzUvRrAQR0
— Justin Sane 🌹 (@justinsanesolo) January 13, 2021
Could be the impeachment news(fuck yeah) or the fact that the sun came out for the first time in what feels like a month but… I just downloaded TikTok. Follow us to find out if we ever actually use it.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 13, 2021
What an exhausting, sickening, distracting waste of 4 years.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 13, 2021
What are your reactions to Trump’s second impeachment? Let us know in the comments below.